Monday, May 21, 2012
Help narrow the list to determine who has the best brews.
It's the last call in determining the finalists for our best beer selection in Clarendon contest. The category proved popular early on, so we divided this Readers' Choice category up into three parts. This week's contenders... ...are downtown staples. Treat yourself to an evening remembering why you love each of them and then tell us who has the best beer selection. In early June, we'll take this week's winner and put them up against the winners of Round 1 (Mad Rose Tavern) and Round 2 (Lyon Hall) to determine, finally, who is tops with the hops. And maybe we'll even put together a little something for the ultimate winner to hang on their wall — in case the question ever arises again. Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
A day filled with fun, food and music
Volunteers, civic groups, businesses, political candidates, artists, activists: It seemed like everyone who has a stake in the future of Clarendon came out for the 14th annual Clarendon Day celebration -- and that includes the estimated 10,000 festival-goers who crowded the streets around the Clarendon Metro with their families, friends and neighbors. Here's a sampling of our photos from the day. Click the link above to upload your own! Also, don't forget to check out our story on the festivities and a short video where we hear from a few of the organizers and vendors.
Organizers estimate 10,000 people attended 14th annual event.
An estimated 10,000 people descended on the heart of Arlington on Saturday for the 14th annual Clarendon Day. About 25 general exhibitors plus about that many artists lined the streets selling everything from jewelry to apparel, old magazines to framed artwork. If you spent a few minutes around the Clarendon Metro, or on the blocked portions of Wilson or Clarendon boulevards, you may have overheard neighbors running into one another. In front of Hard Times Cafe, one woman chastised her boyfriend: "We should've gotten here two hours ago!" The mouth-watering smell of ribs, chili, pizza, Thai food and made-on-the-spot doughnuts, among many other items, wafted through the air. Parents would ask children if they got enough to eat; it was hard …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The first Saturday of fall was filled with music and food at the Clarendon Day festival.
Music, food and fun brought the neighborhood out to play for Clarendon Day 2011 -- and then some. Organizers estimated about 10,000 people came Saturday afternoon to the 14th annual celebration in the heart of Arlington. Live music, crafts, promotions from local businesses, food and carnival rides for the children surrounded the Clarendon Metro station. Brenda Walter's daughter Ella waited in line for the face painting at the Virginia Commerce Bank Kid's Zone -- a nonstop hub of excitement that featured everything from palm-tree rock walls to an obstacle course. "We had no idea it was going on," Walter said. "I cannot believe that everything is free. It's a fun Saturday surprise." Nancy Newell, who is in Arlington visiting family, thought …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Following a morning run, the festivities go from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The heart of Arlington will come alive Saturday for the 14th annual Clarendon Day – a street festival with music, food, arts and crafts plus family-friendly entertainment and morning runs for children and adults. “I think it’ll be a nice day,” said Matt Hussmann, executive director of the Clarendon Alliance. “The weather is supposed to be nice. It’s also fun just to come out and see all of your Clarendon neighbors. People bump into each other out on the street, and it’s nice just to sit down and chat, drink a beer and enjoy the music.” He added: “What’s not to like? It’s a great street festival.” About 25 general exhibitors will line the streets around the Clarendon Metro, plus about that many artists selling a bevy of arts and crafts, …